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The Pursuit of Happiness

Michael Sarrazin, Barbara Hershey, Rue McClanahan, Arthur Hill, E.G. Marshall & others. Robert Mulligan, director
Item #: D35718
Format: DVD
Publisher: Columbia Pictures
ISBN: 1435975820
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Rating: PG-13
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Vividly capturing the ideological hangover that followed the 1960s, this 1971 film stars Michael Sarrazin as William Popper, an alienated social dropout who has his eyes opened to social activism on campus by his girlfriend Jane (Barbara Hershey). But after he accidentally hits and kills an elderly woman in a rainstorm, Popper refuses to cooperate with "the establishment," and receives a one-year sentence. Confronted with the violence and futility of prison life, Popper escapes and goes on the lam with Jane. Can the duo truly remain free, or is it an illusion? Produced by David Susskind, this drama features a theme song by Randy Newman and a score by Dave Grusin.


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